RCMP make string of drug busts

Whitehorse RCMP seized eight pounds of marijuana and 29 vials of hash oil last week. The drugs arrived on a Greyhound bus in the possession of a man who hopped on in Vancouver.

Whitehorse RCMP seized eight pounds of marijuana and 29 vials of hash oil last week.

The drugs arrived on a Greyhound bus in the possession of a man who hopped on in Vancouver.

A 36-year-old man from Malahat, B.C, has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a controlled substance.

RCMP spokesman Sgt. Don Rogers would only say the bust was the result of “good, solid police work.”

That same day, Whitehorse RCMP also seized an undisclosed amount of crack cocaine, ecstasy, cocaine and more than $1,300 in cash. Three men were arrested and charged with three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Rogers says the two sets of arrests are unrelated.

Earlier this month, on Jan. 2, Ross River RCMP arrested a man suspected of selling marijuana to youth in the community.

A 46-year-old Ross River man was charged with one count of trafficking in a controlled substance.